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Monday, June 1

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith @ DC9

RiYL: Melancholic rock for 30-somethings

The Red Paintings @ Black Cat

RiYL: People in costumes playing art rock



POV Live featuring The Mynabirds @ The W

RiYL: Free “shimmering smart pop”

Tuesday, June 2

The Woggles @ Black Cat

RiYL: Three-chord mayhem

Dreamers @ DC9

RiYL: Night Riots, Self


Wednesday, June 3

Ingrid Michaelson @ Wolf Trap

RiYL: “Lyrically deep and emotionally adventurous” pop

Hutch & Kathy @ Black Cat

RiYL: Pre-Thermals rock and roll fun (and read the interview with Hutch Harris here!)

Rusted Root @ 930 

RiYL: Diverse folk music and penny whistle

POV Live featuring Tor Miller @ The W

RiYL: Pop on a rooftop

Thursday, June 4

The Decemberists, Father John Misty @ Merriweather Post Pavillion

RiYL: emotional folk music

Kate Tempest @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: Aggressive English rap

Johnny Grave & The Tombstones @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Energetic DMV Blues

Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Filmore Silver Spring

RiYL: Acoustic singer-songwriter pop with hints of rap

Great Good Fine OK @ DC9

RiYL: Acoustic singer-songwriter with hints of rap


POV Live featuring Adeline Michele & JKRIV @ The W

RiYL: The “sleek, sexy sound of Studio 54”

Friday, June 5

Calexico, Gabby Moreno @ 930

RiYL: Latin-influenced electronica

The Steeldrivers @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Nashville country and soul

JEFF the Brotherhood @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: thrashing

Saturday, June 6

Chris Hardwick @ 930

RiYL: @midnight

The Escape Artist @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: Guitar pedals and post-punk


Sunday, June 7

The Vaccines, Little May @ 930

RiYL: Arctic Monkeys, the Libertines, intense atmospheric indie rock

Algiers @ Black Cat

RiYL: Will Butler, Bop English

Magic Giant @ DC9

RiYL: The Lumineers, Grateful Dead, banjos